“Here’s our grit. The down and dirty. This is where we sweat, this is where we think, this is where we thrive.
This is the Workroom.”
From the Workroom started as an outlet for my personal creativity. I am Ellen, 27, a (not so recent anymore) post-grad, adventurous and a little too perky. I love food (who doesn’t?!), reading, working out, travelling and as it turns out… writing.
My close friends and family would characterize me for my restless personality, who was often anywhere but home. I have indeed been fortunate enough to visit some extraordinairy places, with Skyscanner as my best friend, always looking for cheap tickets to new destinations. The next step was then to emigrate from the Netherlands, and fully embrace expatlife. By far, travel is my biggest
hobby passion and I spend nearly half my money on it. There’s just something about life on the road.
The other half I spend on photography equipment to capture all these destinations, experiences and people I encounter along the way. Now clearly, both these ‘hobbies’ cost money. Luckily I have one of the best jobs in the world, working as a product marketing manager for an IT company. Now, I know to many that doesn’t sounds like ‘the best job’ but there’s never a single Monday I’m dreading the workweek.
After finishing my masters in Lund, southern Sweden, it was time to start a career, and with that, I packed my bags and headed towards the vibrant capital Stockholm. Swedes are known for their wearing-all-black over-the-top healthy lifestyles, and it has admittedly pulled me in me too.
The time came to ‘grow up’ and settle down. But where most people relate growing up to shrivelling up, my adventure only accelerated. Being a business women in the tech-industry has given me great chances. #ITgirlsarethenewitgirls
Through my personal and worktravels I’m able to explore cultures and countries on a weekly basis, besides regularly enjoying the beauty of Stockholm. Times when I’m not gallivanting around the globe, I spent in my own little workroom typing, coding, editing and creating away, in the hopes of sharing stories and images to inspire others to go out and explore.
From the Workroom is is a journal on life in Scandinavia, life through my 50mm lens and life on the road.